Oct. 6, 1999
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Clemson University men and the Duke University women are the top-ranked teams in the second edition of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, which are administered by the College Golf Foundation in cooperation with the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA), were voted on by a panel of men’s and women’s collegiate golf coaches.
The MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, the official rankings of the Rolex Collegiate Tour, will be released a total of 19 times throughout the upcoming school year. The next date for release of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings will be Tuesday, November 2, 1999.
Clemson, which tied for second place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic this past weekend, was voted as the top-ranked men’s team with 273 votes. The Tigers, who held the top spot in the preseason edition of the MasterCard Rankings, also finished second at the Ping/Golfweek Preview last month. Northwestern, which won the team title at the Ping/Golfweek Preview, is ranked second with 243 votes. Rounding out the top five are Georgia (233 votes), ranked No. 3, UNLV (222 votes), ranked No. 4, and Oklahoma State (215 votes), ranked No. 5.
Luke Donald of Northwestern, who was named September’s Rolex College Golfer of the Month yesterday, is the top-ranked men’s individual with 275 votes. Donald, who won the individual medalist honors at the Ping/Golfweek Preview last month, was also the top-ranked individual in the preseason. Jonathan Byrd of Clemson is ranked second with 238 votes. David Gossett of Texas and Charles Howell of Oklahoma State are both tied for the third spot in the rankings, with 217 votes. Rounding out the top five is John Engler of Clemson (210 votes), ranked No. 5.
The latest edition of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings and information on all College Golf Foundation programs can be found on the CGF’ s web site: http://chili.collegesportsnews.com/cgf/cgf.htm, hosted by College Sports News Daily, the on-line publication of Conference Press Publishing. For the latest college golf news, and news on all college sports, visit College Sports News Daily at: www.collegesportsnews.com.
The CGF, a non-profit organization founded in the spring of 1995 with the corporate support of Rolex Watch U.S.A., and also sustained by an alliance with MasterCard International, is dedicated to the growth and promotion of men’s and women’s collegiate golf.
MASTERCARD COLLEGIATE GOLF RANKINGS DIVISION I MEN’S TEAM RANKINGS ADMINISTERED BY THE CGF IN COOPERATION WITH THE GCAA
SECOND EDITION – OCTOBER 6, 1999
RANK SCHOOL VOTES1 Clemson 2732 Northwestern 2433 Georgia 2334 UNLV 2225 Oklahoma State 2156 Arizona State 2117 Georgia Tech 2098 Houston 2009 South Carolina 17810 Brigham Young 16611 Florida 15912 Texas 15713 North Carolina 13114 Minnesota 12315 UCLA 11116 New Mexico 10017 Washington 8818 Oklahoma 8119 North Florida 6120 Auburn 5521 Arizona 5422 East Tennessee State 5223 North Carolina State 4024 Pepperdine 3425 TCU 25
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